I agree your friend was thoughtless and no matter what the disorder he should not have blown you off.
You were brave in telling him but do not let his "stupid" response stop you from reaching out again to someone else. I have been shot down more then once but then again I get people who just sit there with their mouth hanging open.
We do need to keep advocating for all mental health disorders.
Hugs to you,
I actually do the opposite. I tell people pretty quickly, so i can judge their reaction. If they freak out and think im 'mental' i feel that is their problem, not mine and i move on. I dont like the stigma surrounding AP and so i do my best to show people who come into my life that we are not freaks and that we can lead socially 'normal' lives. im out to prove the doubters wrong. im very upfront about my condition, im not ashamed of it and i want to educate people so they arent naive and ignorant like the friend that made that hurtful comment to you. All my friends and family know, and the majority of my colleagues know also.
Good on you for talking it out. Im sorry that your friend was so narrow minded.